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The Watermelon Woman (1996)

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USA | 90 min | BluRay | Dir. Cheryl Dunye

Cheryl is a twenty-something black lesbian working as a clerk in a video store while struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, an obscure black actress from the 1930's. Cheryl is surprised to discover that Richards (known popularly as "the Watermelon Woman") had a white lesbian lover. At the same time, Cheryl falls in love with a very cute white customer at the video store.

Cheryl Dunye’s The Watermelon Woman endures as a smart and sexy self-portrait of a young, black lesbian and her take on her world. -Shauna Swartz (AfterEllen)

This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests. 

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